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The Box of Delights wowed audiences and critics last time round and returns to Wilton's this Christmas, back by popular demand for a limited run of 45 performances.
Based on the much-loved and critically acclaimed festive children's classic by Poet Laureate John Masefield, a direct forerunner to Narnia and Harry Potter, known to many through the legendary BBC adaptation.
You can now experience the enthralling wonder of Masefield's world for yourself, from flying cars to fiery phoenixes.
Once upon a time, there were two great sorcerers, Ramon Lulli and Arnold of Todi.
To decide who was the most powerful, they made a wager.
Who could invent the most incredible magical power, never seen before?
After a year, Ramon returned with an elixir, which would grant the drinker eternal life.
But then Arnold revealed his invention.
A box of his own invention.
A mysterious and wondrous Box of Delights, with dark powers.
Before Ramon could respond, Arnold disappeared, taking his Box with him.
Now centuries later, a boy on a train travelling home for the holidays, is about to be drawn into an ancient magical struggle, that will see him fighting not just for his life, but to save Christmas itself.
Watch out, Kay Harker, for the wolves are running …
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Author: Piers Torday based on the novel by John Masefield
Composer: Ed Lewis
Director: Justin Audibert
Designer: Tom Piper
Lighting: Anna Watson
Sound: Ed Lewis
Movement: Simon Pittman
Video designer: Nina Dunn
Puppetry: Samuel Wyer
Production: Wilton's Music Hall and Hero Productions